iPhone Day, five years on
I believe it is correct to say the first generation iPhone was released on 29 June 2007, in The States, with a 4GB version, priced at $499 and the 8GB version at $599. One million units had been sold by mid-September…
Mannerisms, of course, covered the event. In a prescient piece, Plus Ca Change And About Time Too, David Manners wrote:
Unexpected mega-shifts are appearing in the industry which signalling a rearrangement in the balance of power in various markets. Apple laptops are selling twice as fast as PC laptops, Wii is out-selling PlayStation, Dell and Toshiba are using AMD processors, Apple is expected to show Nokia and Motorola how to make cellphones.
He went on:
Sensors also appear to be at the heart of the upcoming iPhone. Sensors will not only enable the touch-screen commands but will, apparently, switch iPhone modes depending on which way up it’s held.
He marked 29 June itself with the post iPhone Day, an increasingly historical significant moniker!